Community Relations

Lunch For the Break
Lunch For the Break

Chair:
(none)
When:
Mid-winter Break

Lunch for the Break is working to make sure all Issaquah School District students have enough to eat, even when school is not in session. This program is run through the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

Lunch for the Beak provides a free box of grocery items for each student in the family that can be used to make breakfast, lunch and snacks. Each box is filled according to a specific shopping list, so all boxes are the same.

Briarwood families help provide about 30 boxes of food through a food collection drive.

Power Packs
Power Packs

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-long

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank provides a weekend bag of kid-friendly food to help end weekend hunger in Issaquah schools.
Each child in a family receives a bag every Friday at school - ask your teacher or counselor for a Power Pack today!

Chairs help pick up the power packs from the food bank and bring them to school for the counselor to distribute confidentially.

Membership
Membership

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!
Holiday Gift Drive
Holiday Gift Drive

Chair:
(none)
When:
November/December

Work to coordinate this fun holiday drive - in conjunction with the Issaquah Food Bank.

Pickering Barn is turned into a department store for a week in December, allowing families in the Issaquah School District to shop and choose gifts for their children

Recognition

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year

Committee members help provide refreshments at monthly luncheons for the Briarwood staff. The events take place during the day, but some volunteers help by simply dropping off food on the morning of the lunch.

Golden Acorn Awards
Golden Acorn Awards

Chair:
(none)

Annual recognition of volunteers and staff. A committee reviews nominations and decides winners.


Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee

Chair:
(none)
When:
Winter-Spring

Interested PTA members are elected to this committee at the general PTA meeting in January and help recruit officers for the next school year. Committee members serve for one year (two consecutive years are prohibited.)
State PTA Awards
State PTA Awards

Chair:
(none)

Be responsible for putting together and submitting materials so Briarwood PTA can be considered for State PTA awards

Family Fun Night

Pumpkin Patch Family Night
Pumpkin Patch Family Night

Chair:
When:
10/27/22

Briarwood PTA is hosting family night at Fletcher Farm Pumpkin Patch. Cost $20 per family.
Movie Night 1
Movie Night 1

Chair:

Bring your family to view a pre-selected movie at the school.
Variety Show
Variety Show

Chair:
(none)
When:
2022

Student talent performance. Parents are needed to supervise rehearsals, publish a program, make posters and help backstage.
(Because if Covid safety the show may be virtual in 2022.)

Multicultural Night
Multicultural Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
March 2023

The night is full of amazing ethnic snacks for sampling, informative country displays, entertainment, art stations….and much more! Don’t miss this incredible experience filled with entertainment, food and friends!
Pizza Bingo
Pizza Bingo

Chair:
When:
11/17/2022

PTA will organize a bingo night prizes and pizza and drinks to order for the whole family. This event will be hosted in the Briarwood Cafeteria & Gym.

Art/Drama Enrichment

Missoula Children's Theatre
Missoula Children's Theatre

Chair:
When:
March 9-12, 2020 Show on 13th
Art Program
Art Program

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year
Bellevue Art Museum - Art of Discovery
Bellevue Art Museum - Art of Discovery

Chair:
When:
Spring

Original works of art come to Briarwood with "The Art of Discovery" - a program sponsored by the Bellevue Art Museum and PTA. Volunteer art docents hold workshops with all grades - allowing students to share their impressions of the art.
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
Fall - Winter


The Washington State PTA, in partnership with the National PTA, sponsors a state wide arts education contest in the fall known as the Reflections Program. The student art entries will be judged at the school (Briarwood), council (Issaquah School District) and Washington State PTA levels. The State PTA winners are entered into the National PTA contest. CLICK HERE for more information about categories, rules and guidelines and an entry form. You will need to sign in to the website, and also register your student.

Clay Art Docent
Clay Art Docent

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year

Help in the classroom to facilitate fun, meaningful and creative art projects. Supplies will be provided. This is an ongoing activity - tailored to the volunteer's availability.

Student Life

Field Day
Field Day

Chair:
(none)
When:
June

Typically held the last week of school - during the school day. Volunteers are needed in the afternoon to help run the events.
Spirit Sales
Spirit Sales

Chair:
When:
Fall - Spring

Show your school spirit. Order your new Briarwood t-shirts and sweatshirts now!

Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year

Fundraising

"Dine Out With Briarwood"
"Dine Out With Briarwood"

Chair:
(none)

Local restaurants and food trucks give a portion of the proceeds from food sales back to the Briarwood PTA.
Virtual Auction
Virtual Auction

Chair:
When:
Dec. 9th-12th

We are excited to announce that we will be having a virtual auction this year to raise funds for the PTA!  Items you will be able to bid on include "Principal for the Day", special art projects made by every classroom, and gift baskets and certificated from local businesses!   A successful auction starts with awesome auction items!  If you would like to donate something to our auction or have any questions about our fundraising events please reach out to Jessica Ball at briarwood.pta.fundraising@gmail.com.
AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile

Chair:
When:
throughout the year

AmazonSmile is an easy way to give funds to help the Briarwood PTA support our school community! This means you, your family members and friends can donate to Briarwood PTA when shopping on Amazon. You need to start each shopping session at the URL www.smile.amazon.com or with AmazonSmile turned ON in the Amazon Shopping app. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases. (Search Name: Briarwood PTA . AmazonSmile website says that the school is located in Tacoma. We apologize for the error and are looking into getting it fixed.) If you have any questions email briarwood.pta.fundraising@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting Briarwood!

Advocacy

Advocacy Representative
Advocacy Representative

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year

Gather information provided by the PTA council on legislative issues affecting our schools and children. Share with parents at PTA meetings. Rep also attends the Legislative Assembly held each fall.
Issaquah Schools Foundation Representative
Issaquah Schools Foundation Representative

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Volunteer to be the parent liaison for the Issaquah Schools Foundation (ISF.)

Communications

Website - Design and Content
Website - Design and Content

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

The webmaster works with Board Members and Program Chairs to post up to date information on the website. This includes keeping the calendar current, posting articles about new/current events, and offering products for sale. The webmaster is also in charge of the design elements of the website - including photo editing, graphic design, and minor background programming.
Social Media Admin
Social Media Admin

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Provide timely postings to the PTA's Facebook page.
Briarwood Bear Blast
Briarwood Bear Blast

Chair:

Responsible for weekly eBlast sent to all website users. Content includes activities coming up that week, deadlines, thank-you's to volunteers, and calendar for remainder of month.

5th Grade Promotion

5th Grade Yard Signs
5th Grade Yard Signs

Chair:
(none)

To celebrate the 5th graders at Briarwood, the PTA is offering yard signs for purchase. The yard signs cost $10.

5th Grade Committees

5th Grade Promotion
5th Grade Promotion

Chair:
(none)
When:
June



Math/Science Enrichment

Science Fair
Science Fair

Chair:
(none)
When:
May 1, 2020

The Briarwood Elementary PTA Science Fair is held each year in the spring, and all students are invited to participate by entering a science project.

Family Night

Virtual Movie Night
Virtual Movie Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
12/17/2021

Join us for a virtual movie night!!  You can stream the movie on any handheld devise or computer.  It does not automatically stream to televisions.  Once you register you will be sent the movie link and passphrase.   The movie starts when you click the link and enter the passphrase.    We hope you all enjoy the movie!!  If you have any questions, please email ptabriarwood@gmail.com. 
Movie Night 2
Movie Night 2

Chair:

Reading Enrichment

Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
(none)
When:
Twice during school year

Help with our Scholastic book fairs. Join in any capacity you can. Set-up, selling or take down! Occurring November 14-18 and in Spring (exact dates TBD).

Other

Teacher Appreciation
Teacher Appreciation

Chair:
(none)
PTA Volunteer
PTA Volunteer

Chair:
(none)
When:
Anytime!

There are lots of ways to get involved with the PTA! Reach out to learn how you can share your time and talents to help!